A young woman and her pet dog were fatally shot in Texas over the weekend while trying to help a friend leave an allegedly abusive relationship, authorities said.
Police were called to an apartment in the Houston suburb of Spring around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday and discovered a woman, later identified as 28-year-old Shantavia Reddick, with multiple gunshot wounds in the elevator lobby of the complex’s parking garage, KHOU 11 reported.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez called the incident a “tragic situation stemming from domestic violence.”
Reddick had arrived at the apartment to try and help her friend — Humphrey’s girlfriend — leave an “ongoing domestic disturbance,” before the pal’s boyfriend, Dimitri Humphrey, allegedly opened fire on her and her pet dog, killing them both, Gonzalez said.
Reddick was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, Humphrey allegedly fled the scene in a white Jeep Wrangler from the apartment complex at 2323 E Mossy Oaks Road near the Grand Parkway and North Freeway.
Humphrey’s girlfriend was not harmed in the shooting.
Gonzalez said Humphrey is wanted on unrelated felony warrants.
He will also be charged with murder.